Two Dead in Shooting Near Empire State Building

A gunman was shot and killed by police officers after he allegedly shot several people near the Empire State Building in Midtown Manhattan, a law enforcement official said.

The official said as many as eight people suffered injuries related the shooting that unfolded around 9 a.m. One person other than the gunman was declared dead at the scene, and another was taken to a hospital in a condition that was considered life threatening, the official said.

Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation are on the scene, in addition to NYPD officers, an FBI spokesman said in an email.

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